Maple Walnut Tarts

Crunchy walnuts are caramelized in a mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar and vanilla in this delicious tart recipe. These rich tarts make a decadent dessert, or share just one with friends over tea.

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
18 min


Nutrition Facts
  • 12 tart shells (3-inch/8 cm), unbaked
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (170 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) melted butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. Maple Walnut Tarts Step 1 CMS

    Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Whisk eggs, syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla in medium bowl until just blended.

  2. Maple Walnut Tarts Step 2 CMS

    Place 1 tbsp (15 mL) walnuts in each tart shell. Pour maple syrup mixture over walnuts. Bake in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven until pastry is golden and filling is puffed and just set, about 18 minutes. 

  3. Maple Walnut Tarts CMS

    Serve warm or at room temperature, plain or with lightly sweetened whipped cream.